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John Charter Takes a Hypnotic Trip of Inward Exploration & Inner Demons in ‘Exile’

John Charter joins DN to discuss ‘Exile’ – an art film which explores the clash between miniature terrain and expansive vistas, fleeting motion against stillness, and digital clarity versus aged film.

Albert Choi Reconnects to Inspiration in Short Film ‘The Latecomer’

“Freedom can be found through self-imposed isolation.” Director Albert Choi joins DN to discuss his new short about reconnecting with inspiration, ‘The Latecomer’.

Exploring the Wonders of Joan Guasch’s Three Dimensional Collage World in Delorean’s ‘Crystal’ Music Video

Director Joan Guasch discusses creating a psychedelic trip through the various stages of a relationship, by way of photogrammetry techniques, 3D and the use of more than 2500 stills in Delorean’s ‘Crystal’ music video.

Searching for Love in the Real World in Samuel Abrahams’ Documentary ‘Offline Dating’

In his endearing documentary ‘Offline Dating’, Samuel Abrahams follows his friend Tom over a weekend as he attempts to make a connection without the aid of an app. We talk to Abrahams about technology, relationships and the filmmaker’s effect on reality.

The High School Rumour Mill Gets Fatal in Joe Testa’s Rashomon-esque Short ‘Hearsay’

“A lot of people ask what the ‘true’ ending is and I think they’re largely missing the point.” Director Joe Testa discusses the rumours & lies of his short ‘Hearsay’.

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Ilinca Calugareanu Discusses How the 80s Action Film Smashed Through the Iron Curtain in Documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’

DN speaks to Ilinca Calugareanu, director of feature documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’ about the challenges of authentically representing Romania’s bleak period of 1980s paranoid surveillance and the rebellious hope that came from gathering together to watch a bootlegged VHS movie.

Pierre-Guilhem Roudet & Gabriel Aldama Launch a Graphical Space Odyssey in ‘COSMO’

Pierre-Guilhem Roudet joins us to discuss ‘COSMO’, the retro animated sci-fi odyssey co-directed with Gabriel Aldama.

Kurtis Hough Coalesces all Matter of the Universe for Epic B&W Short ‘To See More Light’

We talk to Director Kurtis Hough about his epic 15 minute B&W experimental film ‘To See More Light’, which combines cosmic geometric animations, time lapse lava flows, gnarly tree growths, and all matter of the universe.

Mac Boucher Discusses his One-Shot Music Video 'Saturday Night'

Director Mac Boucher discusses capturing the excitement and glamour of the swinging 60s photoshoot in his one-shot music video for Yukon Blonde’s ‘Saturday Night’.